Pickford has to be the luckiest player in football right now.
Could and probably should have been sent off, makes 2 cracking saves (as all keepers are capable are doing) then a last minute howler to gift Liverpool the game only to be saved by a very controversial VAR decision.
All the talk would be about how he's cost his team off the back of more shit goalkeeping and now it will likely be completely forgotten.
Whatever the merits of VAR interference the thought right now of millions of glory hunting parasites all over the world crying like hysterical spoilt babies and working themselves up into a right lather about it, should mean the positives piss all over any negatives surely?
I imagine Mr Pickford is glad the City is locked down!
Other sports seem to have fewer issues with technology in sport
For some sportsmen and women, tennis, badminton, athletics ... the outcome is easier to determine, nevertheless crucial decisions are made using technology aimed at producing an accurate and fair outcome
For games that don’t just involve a ball touching the line, a no jump in athletics etc, the technology is available to view incidents from various angles etc
In rugby, cricket the audience can see and hear what is being discussed, have the chance to view the same angles as the officials - football should be doing the same
The resulting decisions are only as good as the technology so won’t always be 100%
So if the men’s singles title, a cup final, a goal is decided by a very tight decision so be it
Please can the football authorities catch up and show us how these decisions are been made
As for the Pickford incident, I believe the fact that only a few minutes had been played influenced the refereeing decision
There’s no such thing as slightly offside- however close the call is